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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/04/2019 08/14/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Apartment Language Courses Offered: No
Click here for a definition of this term Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:
Scotland CIS


This program seeks to promote understanding of current international trends in culture and the arts through immersion in the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Students will participate in dance classes; attend performances; visit museums and galleries; and explore architecture and design. Two day trips will introduce students to Glasgow and the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and tour the scenic and historic Scottish Highlands.

Program Fee: $3,170

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • UHC 350 (3) 
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Ruth Barnes
Program Director


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Online: History of Scotland and its culture, history of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 
Seated meetings: Description of the Fringe, all activities, UK currency, behavioral norms, food, review of all activities, suggestions about what to bring on the trip; assignment of research presentations.
Program Itinerary   
August 4 Depart Springfield for Edinburgh.
August 5 Arrive in Edinburgh. Check in to accommodation. Walk in Old Town. Visit Dance Base. Welcome Dinner.
August 6 Tour of Edinburgh Castle. Attend performances. Dance class at Dance Base (optional). Edinburgh Festival Fringe performances.
August 7 Day trip to Glasgow: Art Nouveau, Victoriana; Charles Rennie Mackintosh's home; Willow Tea Rooms; Victorian Tenement Museum, Royal Botanic Gardens, and (if possible) the Glasgow School of Art.
August 8 Visit the National Museum (history and natural history). Edinburgh Festival Fringe performances and/or visit to art museum. Dance class at Dance Base (optional).
August 9 Highland Coach Tour (depart 8:00 am, return 8:00 pm)
August 10 Antiques Market, Farmers Market, Dance classes at Dance Base / Edinburgh Festival Fringe performances
August 11 Walking tour of New Town, Dance classes at Dance Base / Edinburgh Festival Fringe performances Ceilidh!
August 12 Dance classes at Dance Base / Edinburgh Festival Fringe performances
August 13 Free day. Evening: attend Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
August 14 Depart for Springfield.
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Debriefing one week after return to Springfield: informal meeting. Portfolios will be due two weeks after return.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf. 
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.